THE FLIGHT FROM HELL: Passenger Jet Clips Bridge, Crashes Into River, Killing 23

Don’t show this to people who have a fear of flying.

At least 23 people have been killed and another 15 rescued, including four children, from the wreckage of a passenger plane after it clipped a freeway overpass and crashed into a river in Taiwan on Wednesday.

Fire department officials have confirmed that 14 of the fatalities died at the scene while the other nine died as a result of their injuries before they reached a hospital,The Strait Times reports.

The other 20 passengers remain unaccounted for and are believed to be still trapped inside the TransAsia Airways GE235 plane as the rescue operation on the Keeling River in the capital city of Taipei continues.

Terrifying footage of the disaster, filmed by a passing motorist’s dashboard camera, has emerged and shows the ATR 72-600 turboprop domestic flight, reportedly with 58 people on board, plunging into the water only three minutes after taking off from Songshan airport which was 5km away.

Read more: Daily Mail

 

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